Men are no longer excluded from the pleasures of scented candles. We’ve put up a list of the top candle scents for every male to enjoy at home. It’s time, gentlemen, to find the ideal candle for your home…
Candles are no longer just for ladies, as the stereotype suggests. Many guys are finding and appreciating the warm light and enlivening aroma that burning candles can provide to their homes and offices.
Burning a candle at home is frequently an extension of a man’s unique taste in wearable perfumes, and with stinky workout clothing and other not-so-pleasant male odours to hide, candles are the mature choice for gentlemen looking to up-level their bachelor pad.
There are a variety of perfumes that are ideally suited to men, ranging from aroma notes commonly found in aftershaves to scents that are unabashedly unisex. Many of our best-selling scented candles for men contain elements like tobacco, citrus, sandalwood, and oakmoss. Many of these candles come in attractive, neutral packaging, which makes them look wonderful in a masculine setting.
We’ve looked at the best-scented candles for guys in this Graciemoonscents gift guide, each with rich, warm, and manly scents that will make them the perfect Christmas or birthday present for him this year.
The Best Scented Candles for Men
This is a true cult classic. The balanced combination of tobacco, leather, patchouli, and teak creates a sweet and musky scent. The base is elevated by pepper, sandalwood, and a dash of orange, which bring warmth and properly conclude the smell. The end product is polished and seductive, but not overbearing.
Your fantasy ranch house has inspired you. Elemi is combined with top notes of pink peppercorn and the spiciness of clove bud. As cognac, sandalwood, and amber settle into a deep patchouli base, hints of ylang-ylang emerge.
“Enjoying a smoke at a rollicking rodeo” is how this smell describes it. This tumbleweed scent is a dusty mix of suede and saffron, with hints of cannabis and patchouli thrown in for good measure. It’s dusty, dry, and earthy, and it’s grounded. It smells like a toasty, well-worn saddle.
Warm leather and rich tobacco are mixed with woody oak, cloves, and amber in this aroma. Top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and rum burst forth, uplifting the senses.
Hobo Soy Candles’ Oakwood & Tobacco Candle is a pleasant combination of smoky oakwood and musky tobacco. This best-selling fragrance is ideal for individuals who prefer a more manly scent in their house.
A modern take on good leather, combining spicy saffron with Egyptian violet to produce a pleasurable time lapse. A singular harmony of suede and benzoin is framed by timeless Bulgarian rose oil, all resting inside a shadow of flaming embers and raw Haitian vetiver.
This scent transports you to the open road. Sun-drenched saffron tanned leather seats interwoven with moist dirt and diesel exhaust give out an exquisite, strong aroma. A scent inspired by road trips in a 1980s Mercedes Benz with the windows rolled down and the song “we must never break the chain” playing in the background while leaving the stench of burning fuel in your trail.
This candle was inspired by the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. The Garden City is a lively, rough, and hard-working location. Bergamot, vetiver, and black pepper fragrance notes produce a warm, crisp, highly spiced woody aroma.
Earl of East London’s Elementary Candle is scented with tobacco leaf, amber, and leather tones, creating a sumptuous, deep, and strong aroma. It’s the ideal present for anyone who appreciates the majesty of old London.
Eym’s Mellow Scented Candle has a rich, deep manly smell. The lavender and vetivert tones in this 100 percent natural candle are deep and earthy. This candle has a woody depth to it and a relaxing strength to it, like a strong hug from a trusted father figure.
The Nomad Society’s Last Light Candle is a smell for that unique time as the sun sets below the horizon. Take some time to express gratitude for the day and to embrace the night. The top notes of this fragrance candle include amber wood and moss.
The historic drama of the frigid North Atlantic, Baltic, and Arctic waves crashing into the vast Scandinavian coast is captured in this smell. This is the ideal aroma for bringing some freshness to the man cave.
The combination of cedar wood chips, dried tobacco, bay leaf, and crushed peppercorn gives it a warm, woodsy aroma. Cedar Stack is a fantastic unisex smell that is popular among both men and women who enjoy a woody scent without too much smokiness in their candles.
The aroma of charred oak and Scandinavian woods. Cashmere wood and birch are used to create a peaceful and invigorating perfume that transports an urban soul back to nature. This candle is quite popular, especially during the darker months, because it has a beautifully balanced aroma of smokey oak.
This candle has a delightfully hot aroma thanks to the addition of crisp cedarwood and spicy poivre. A hint of star anise and nutmeg adds a hint of sweetness, while vetiver, oakmoss, and amber provide a warm, long-lasting scent.
The aroma lingers over an oasis of wild sage, rich with copal and pion. This is the ideal candle for adventurous men who yearn for broad spaces, untamed places, and big skies.
A new strain of their famous Kush candle, with bright Italian citrus and black pepper notes over a basil, oregano, and fresh cannabis heart. This molto herbaceous aroma is likely to make you say “Bellissimo!” with earthy background notes of patchouli and crisp cypress.
Haeckels’ St John’s Cemetery Scented Candle mixes moss, patchouli, bitter citrus, and a gloomy musk with strong, resinous pine needles and mist.
Take a deep breath and inhale deeply to savor the scents of cypress, patchouli, and orange, as well as sandalwood, pink pepper, and herbs.
Sea salt, cotton blossom, lily of the valley, rhubarb, grapefruit, apple, and subtle musk combine in this delicious, summery fragrance.
Warm and peppery at first, with aniseed overtones, before the fragrant and fresh fragrance of wild fennel emerges. Green, woody, balsamic tones are added to the smell trip by orchids, salt marsh thrift, and marsh grasses.
The earthiness of Haitian vetiver is deepened by aromatic sage and white lavender, while the woody overtones of orris warmed with pink pepper lend warmth to sandalwood and amber.
Hinoki, resinous juniper, eucalyptus, and extracts from medicinal desert plantlife make up this complex blend.
An homage to Jim Morrison’s distinct and mysterious spirit. Dark hinoki oil and burnt vetiver combine with cypress and fir needle to create a resin with a strong scent. The silky leather and oaken whiskey end the black pepper and evocative woody floral accords.
The smell is warm and robust, and it was inspired by SOH Melbourne founder Kristine Brown’s father. It has wood and moss aromas that are warm and manly, with a little rum undertone. Patchouli adds a gentle freshness, while warm leather tones round out the scent.
Dusk is inspired by taking the scenic route home, the hum of lamps, and everything being washed in blue tones. With notes of clary sage, iris, and palo santo, Dusk is a mysterious, dreamy, and fascinating smell.
Norden Goods’ Topanga Scented Candle has forest aromas and fresh citrus with a smoky sage finish, reminding us to slow down and reconnect with nature.
The scent is a peaceful blend of Hinoki cypress, cedar, sandalwood, vetiver, and pine, inspired by Kyoto’s tree-lined alleys and wooden architecture.
The Man candle by Eym, Smoke and Musk by Earl of East, and Kush scented candle by Boy Smells are among Aaron Toumazou’s favorite scented candles to enhance any manly living area during the lockdown. Tobacco, Cedar, and Leather are among the warm and woody notes found in many of the candles he chose.
To create a male mood in your favorite spaces, Lucia Tonelli of Elle Decor suggests choosing spicy, smokey, seductive smells. They recommend the bestseller Teakwood & Tobacco Candle by P.F. Candle Co. for guys, as well as LES by Boy Smells – an excellent candle for men who enjoy a fruity scent.
Roberta Schroeder of Esquire put together a list of the greatest scented candles to enjoy this winter, including classics like Byredo, Le Labo, and Diptyque. “Ernesto is a smell that feels absolutely timeless: sun-beaten notes of rum and bergamot invigorate the base of tobacco and leather, providing an homage to the heat of Havana,” Roberta said of Cire Trudon’s Ernesto (one of our favorites).
“We shouldn’t presume it’s simply women who like a nice-smelling environment,” the Grazia team knows. This autumn, they’ve compiled a list of the top 16 finest scented candles for men. “There’s nothing ‘girly’ about wanting a place to smell pleasant or to help you concentrate,” they explain, “but there are some fragrance notes that may appeal more to guys.” To make a broad generalization, guys may favor woody, smoky characteristics and crisper sea or citrus aromas over highly floral or sweet candles.”
“It captures the comfortable spirit of the Californian coast after a rainstorm,” they said of D.S. & Durga’s Big Sur After Rain on their list. The fragrance is a blend of lush greenery, hilly scenery, and marine mist. Magnolia, eucalyptus, and soaked wood notes emerge for a pleasant, full-bodied perfume.”
Are Scented Candles Popular with Men?
So, what is it about scented candles that appeals to men? Why on earth wouldn’t they? I mean, seriously, why on earth wouldn’t they? To begin with, having a fire in the house is a really primitive experience. Humans have relied on the light, heat, and cooking power of fire for millennia, from the time of cavemen through the advent of the lightbulb. Men sat around campfires telling stories about their hunting skills, the dancing flame becoming the focal point of the evening. Fire means home and safety, and just because we don’t live outside any longer doesn’t mean we’ve lost that sense of wonder and security. When men light a fragrant candle at home, they establish the same calm camaraderie that our forefathers experienced in the presence of the homely hearth.
Unfortunately, the feminization of candles has discouraged males from lighting this evening ritual and reconnecting with their hunter-gather identities over the years. Thankfully, this has altered in recent years, and masculine scented candles with woody, citrus, spicy, and smoked scents have been made, gaining popularity across the gender spectrum.
Men’s cologne smells are commonly found in the best macho candle scents. Warm and woody aromas are a fantastic place for newcomers to start when looking for the best-scented candles for their man cave, but we also advocate branching out and trying fresh or floral scents. Boy Smells makes incredible candles that defy gender preconceptions, and their entire collection is worth looking over if you’re looking for outstanding men’s candles.
The greatest smelling candles for guys can also assist to mask unpleasant odors (sneakers, for example) and, of course, transform any man’s bedroom into a romantic haven. Who can doubt candlelight’s ability to put you in the mood to love?